Seabrook Primary School is a church school with six core Christian values embedded within our ethos:
Hope, Peace, Respect, Love, Perseverance and Forgiveness
Each term we concentrate on each of the values:
Term 1 – Respect
Term 2 – Peace
Term 3 – Forgiveness
Term 4 – Hope
Term 5 – Perseverance
Term 6 – Love
The value of “Respect” is represented by the parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10, verses 25-37) in which Jesus taught us to love and respect everybody no matter who they are.
The value of “Peace” is represented in the picture by the story of Noah’s Ark (Genesis 6 and 8) in which God promised he would never flood the world again and put a rainbow in the sky as a sign of peace. God wants us to be at peace with each other in return.
The value of “Forgiveness” is represented in the picture by the parable of the Prodigal Son. It shows that because God loves us, He forgives us even when we turn our backs on Him. God wants us to forgive others too.
The value of “Hope” is represented by the resurrection of Jesus. When Jesus rose from the dead he gave us hope. When we do wrong things Jesus forgives us because He died for our sins and paid the price for us.
The value of perseverance is represented by the story of how Jesus healed the paralysed man. The paralysed man had friends who did not give up on him. They kept going even when it seemed impossible. Because they had faith and persevered Jesus healed their friend.
The value of “Love” is represented by the parable of the Lost Sheep in which God demonstrated his love for every single one of us. Nobody is less important than another in God’s eyes.
Throughout the school year each class will focus on one of the values and lead a Collective Worship.
Peace is like a calm ocean that sways back and forth
Peace is like a white dove
Peace is like a world of happiness
Peace is like a time of reflection
Peace is like a world of people that agree
Peace is like a Christian heart
New School Christian Value – added
During the school year 2014/2015 our School Council looked at the School’s Christian Values of:
Forgiveness Peace Love Hope Respect
These values are underpinned by stories from the Bible and the children are encouraged to follow these values in their everyday life.
The School Council decided to survey the children about these values.
The feedback from the survey highlighted that the children always do their best and never give up and this was exactly what good learning was about.
The School Council reflected on these views and decided to introduce a new value, our sixth of Perseverance.
2. Try again
3. Try once more
4. Try it a little differently
5. Try it again tomorrow
6. Try and ask for help
7. Try to find someone who’s done it
8. Try to determine what is not working
9. Try to determine what is working
10. Just keep trying
Each class has their own area of reflection and Christian Distinctiveness